Find out helpful beginners tips with this Resident Evil 3 Remake guide! Read useful beginner friendly combat & gameplay tips like how to get loot & use dodge in RE3 Remake.
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RE3 Remake Combat Tips
Aim For Body Parts - Target Zombie Head Or Legs
When fighting zombies and other monsters, prioritize aiming for specific body parts like the head and legs for additional damage or staggers. If the target is moving too fast or is too close, then aim for torso shots so you won't miss.Check Out All Enemies List Here!
Equip Custom Parts To Weapons
Keep an eye out for weapon parts to attach to your weapons! These items are useful for improving the weapon's effectiveness when fighting enemies and even bosses!Check Out the Weapon Parts List Here!
Use Knife On Downed, Stunned Zombies
Downing a zombie is not enough as it can still crawl or get back up! If you down one by shooting its legs or via the Circuit Box, use your knife to dispatch them. Despite taking a few seconds to switch, it will benefit you later on as it conserves ammo!Check Out All Weapons List Here!
Knife Will Not Break
Unlike in the RE2 Remake, the knife has no durability. It will not break no matter how many times it is used. However, the Knife can't be used to counter enemy attacks anymore.Check Out the Knife Here!
Dodge From Enemies & Attacks
You can dodge away from enemies and their attacks with the evade command (R1 + left stick) if you time the command just right. Master this to get through enemies safely without using ammo. Note that in very enclosed areas, there may not be room to dodge to.Check Out How to Dodge Here!
Retaliate While Time Slows After Dodge
When you execute a perfect evade, time slows for around 3 seconds letting you aim weak spots easier. Use this time window to fire back or make increase distance.
Receive Less Damage When Grabbed
When you are grabbed by zombies or other enemies, the screen will prompt a command key to be pressed. Rapidly press that key to reduce the damage taken by your character with the attack.
Use Explosive Barrels & Circuit Box
Usually, there will be environmental items such as barrels and circuit boxes near Zombie hordes or tough enemies. When shot at, barrels explode while circuit boxes release a pulse of stunning energy. These items can help you control crowds and the flow of the fight!
Circuit Box Reusable
Circuit Boxes recharge and can be used again after a while. Pay attention to the light to see if its available for use.
Stay Away From Car Doors
Zombies & other enemies may burst from car doors when you get close. Pay extra caution and have weapon ready when walking near cars.
RE3 Remake Gameplay & Loot Tips
Manage Limited Inventory Space
The game will only give you a limited amount of inventory space. Make sure to manage this well in order to optimize your loadout during the game! Be sure to have enough ammo, and healing items to sustain you for the next fight! You can even combine items to save on space!
Increase inventory Size With Hip Pouch!
A special item called hip pouch will increase your inventory size by 2! These are found throughout the map but some require puzzle solving to get.Check out Hip Pouch - All Locations & Use Guide here!
Save Or Combine Gunpowder
Combining gunpowder gives you ammo for different weapon types. Gunpowder gives you handgun ammo when combined in the inventory while Enhanced gunpowder gives Shotgun ammo or even Magnum!Check Out the Ammo Crafting Guide
Combine Herbs For Better Healing Effect
Mixing Herbs together will create mixed herbs that has better affects than if consumed alone. Healing green herbs with red will create a fully-healing mixed herb for example.Find All Herbs & Mixed Combinations List Here
Crack Safes For Items
Look out for safe as you explore the area as they contain vital loot to keep Jill fighting. Safe can be opened by playing a dial mini-game where the code can be picked up in the environment.Check Out All Safe / Locker Codes Here!
Pay Attention To Yellow Padlock Locations
Supplies like ammo & Gunpowder are locked behind lockers with Yellow Padlock on them. Yellow Padlocks can be opened with lockpicks which will be unlocked later in the story, so make sure to backtrack to these regions when you got the lockpick.Check out Lock Pick Guide here!
Get Access To New Areas With Bolt Cutter
Cut open locks with the bolt cutter to get new items or even weapons like shotgun, as well as opening new alleyways and paths. Bolt Cutter must be in the inventory to cut off locks.Check out Bolt Cutters Guide here!
Break Yellow-Taped Boxes For Loot
Special boxes wrapped in yellow tapes contain loot that can be picked up once it was broken, usually herbs or even gunpowder. Use the knife to open it without using ammo.
Keep An Eye Out For Collectibles
As you explore the world, you may come across a Charlie Doll or a file! Destroy the doll or pick up the file to add them to your list of found collectibles! Destroying all Charlie Dolls can give you a special reward, while collecting files can help you learn more about the story!